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Gen. Joseph Dunford: Base Budget Needs to Outpace Inflation to Maintain US Military Advantage

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Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department needs a continued base budget increase of at least 3 percent above inflation to maintain the U.S. military’s competitive advantage, DoD News reported Monday. Dunford told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the fiscal year 2018 budget request is essential …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Trump Should Consider $18B in Omitted Funds From 2017 NDAA for Supplemental Budget Request

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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said President Donald Trump should file a supplemental budget request for fiscal 2017 by taking into consideration the $18 billion in House-approved defense expenditures that were dropped from the final 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Nicole Duran writes Thornberry …

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CBO Cites Weapons, Military Personnel, Operation & Maintenance Costs as ‘Internal Pressures’ in DoD’s Budget

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The Congressional Budget Office has said the increasing costs of weapon systems, operation and maintenance as well as military compensation have become “internal pressures” within the Defense Department’s budget and have “exacerbated” the discrepancy between DoD’s Future Years Defense Program and spending caps in the Budget Control Act. CBO said in a report …

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